During my weekend at Maria Pia’s, she introduced me to the wonders of the physalis. No, it’s not a venereal disease. It’s a species of plant bearing a small orange berry encased in a papery husk. Wikipedia says that in English, the fruits are called groundcherries. Whatever they are, they taste delicious! In your mouth it feels like biting into a cherry tomato, but not as juicy and slightly denser, and it tastes like a tangerine. Here are some action shots.
First, the fruits with the husks still on:

Then you peel back the husk to reveal the fruit’s orangey goodness:

Whoops! Gone!

Nummy nummy num!

Random quote of the day:

As sugar dissolves, it spreads happiness.
– Finnair sugar sachet


2 Responses to “Physalis”

  1. 1 Maria Pia
    9 April, 2008 at 9:16 am


    I finished the last ones this morning. Hope to get a new package soon…

    Citation du jour:
    “Choisir, c’est se priver du reste.”
    (André Gide)

  2. 2 Ginger
    10 April, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Oh.. that looks yum! Reading your description of it made us all drool…

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